NBC News terminated Matt Lauer’s employment overnight, citing “inappropriate sexual behavior” detailed in a complaint from a colleague. The dismissal comes amid rumors that numerous news outlets were working on stories detailing Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
The New York Post reports this morning the complaint came from a woman alleging Lauer sexually assaulted her during the Rio Olympics last summer. According to the report, the woman has not been identified and wishes to remain anonymous.
NBC News President Andy Lack said in a memo to staff that this was the first complaint against Lauer lodged during his time at the network but NBC was “also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”